Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #7

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.

Yelverton (5John, 5William, 4James, 3James, 2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Woodford Co KY

There is a yDNA connection between this person and my ancestor, Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 Spotsylvania Co VA. yDNA confirms an exact match (67/67) to some tests. And, there are close (66/67) matches and almost close (65/67) matches. All of theses matches deserve research to determine how the different families are related.

These test results can be found at the Lewis Surname DNA Project. Additionally, a detailed discussion of the significance of these test results and a comparison of the results for the five Lewis families of northern Virginia can be found at DNA Results.

This analysis focuses on the 66/67 match to the Yelverton Lewis family of Woodford Co KY.

Yelverton Lewis was born about 1800 in Woodford Co KY. And, he would have been a second generation pioneer pushing west of the Cumberlands, settling the lands west of the Ohio. On 3/17/1820 in Woodford Co KY, Yelverton married Sarah Redman b. 1793 in Maryland. In 1830 the family migrated to Martin Co IN. And, Yelverton and Sarah had twelve children.

Yelverton died before 1850 in or about Martin Co IN. Sarah would outlive him by twenty years. Reportedly, Yelverton is buried in Boone Cemetery, Lawrence Co IN. The cemetery is located just east of the Lewis farms in Martin county. And, Yelverton was buried with the Boone cousins, nestled in the Hoosier National Forrest, along Indian Creek. Perfect.

Woodford County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds and Consents, 1789 - 1830, Volume I, p. 119:
Mosely, James and America Lewis - 11 Apr 1817
Bondsman: Yelverton Lewis
Woodford County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds and Consents, 1789 - 1830, Volume I, p. 119:
Mosely, Fountain and Lucy Lewis - 16 May 1822
Consent attested by G. B. Taylor, Chas. Redman, Yelventon Lewis
1850 Federal Census: Greene County, Indiana
HN  FN  LAST      FIRST        AGE Sex Occup.  BIRTH
87      Sizemoore Isaac        31  M   Farmer  NC
        Lewis     Sarah        57  F           MD
                  Henriet      28  F           KY
                  Aquilla      28  M   Laborer IN


Research Note: From cemetery records for son David, the Yelverton Lewis family had 12 children.

    1. Martha Jane Lewis

    2. Henrietta Lewis

    3. David Lewis

    4. Aquilla Lewis


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